|Project by Tomcat1066||posted 01-26-2008 11:05 PM||3118 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
First, it is a woodworking tool, and the wooden handle needed to be refinished. The first photo is the before pic, and the second one is the after shot. In the original, the gaudy red stripe that someone had painted on the tool doesn’t show up that clearly, but it was obnoxious. I knew it had to go. So, after rehabbing the blade, I took some 220 grit sandpaper and sanded most of the handle. After that, I put on a coat of BLO and it helped. I can see in this photo what I missed though. Honestly, it looks better in person! ;)
I’m not to crazy about the wood tone though, so I may take it down to bare wood again at some future date and stain it to match my Disston and Diamond Edge saw handles. OCD? In a woodworker? Never!!! ;)
-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!